Face of Jesus Hardback

by Edward Smith;


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Face of Jesus

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The most iconic face in art over the past two thousand years has been that of Jesus. As the central figure in Christianity, he has been a source of comfort and consolation to followers around the world. In "The Face of Jesus", art historian Edward Lucie-Smith traces Jesus' life in famous works of art by artists such as Piero della Francesca, Leonardo da Vinci, El Greco, Rembrandt, Georges Rouault and Jean Michel Basquiat. With these magnificent images, Lucie-Smith shows how the depiction of Christ has remained roughly the same over the years - a man with fair skin, a beard and long hair parted down the centre - but has also been shaped by stylistic changes in art and the spread of Christianity. For example, converts to Christianity needed images of Christ with which they could fully identify, sometimes resulting in images of Christ with a different ethnicity, depicted as black, Chinese or Japanese. Containing both old masterpieces and modern works, "The Face of Jesus" guides readers on a biographical narrative of Jesus' life, from his birth to his teachings, his crucifixion to his final resurrection.Similar to "Saints and Angels", "The Face of Jesus" is a beautiful collection of three hundred images gathered in an accessible and intimate format, making it an ideal gift for both art lovers and the religious market.

Face of Jesus by Edward Smith was published by Abrams in October 2011. The ISBN for Face of Jesus is 9781419700804.

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Page last updated 23rd September 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherAbrams (October 2011)
Weight885g
Number of Pages320
Thickness33 mm
Height191 mm
Width146 mm
ISBN9781419700804
ISBN-101419700804
Product Code3979478
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